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The LaVista Park Patrol is made up of off-duty DeKalb County Officers and Deputies dedicated to making LaVista Park a safer neighborhood. Sometimes in “marked cars” and sometimes in unmarked cars, the officers patrol our neighborhood during strategically selected hours each week. Their presence over the years has a direct relationship to the lower crime rates in LaVista Park compared to its DeKalb County neighbors. By virtue of their DeKalb County experience they are able to stay abreast of crime patterns and provide proactive counter measures for our neighborhood.
The Patrol also provides house check services to Association members who are away from their homes for overnight travel, vacations, etc. to provide peace of mind. To request a house check, click below for the form. Complete the form and drop it in the Patrol mail box at the north entrance to the park on Brook Forest.
The Patrol leadership attends each LVPCA quarterly membership meeting to discuss recent crimes, if any, in LaVista Park. Additionally, they answer questions, give security tips, and pass along information about crime trends in the County.
On a limited basis, the Patrol is available to perform home security audits for LVPCA members. A LaVista Park Patrol officer will visit and tour your home and make suggestions as to improve safety and security. If you are interested in a security audit, please contact the watch coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see a crime in progress, or something that just looks suspicious or out of place, your first call should ALWAYS be to 911. The Patrol works limited hours and may or may not be on duty. The patrol does have a dedicated phone line on which you can leave a message. The number is 404-827-8635. Again, that number is not monitored. It will direct your call to a voicemail system.
If you discover a crime has occurred in your home or a neighbor’s home, call 911 first, then call the Patrol, and finally, please call or email the watch coordinator.
LaVista Park is fortunate to have these dedicated police officers providing a cost effective crime deterrent for our neighborhood.